how do i decode a vin number on 2001 Ford Taurus

how can i tell what the vin number means

Asked by for the 2001 Ford Taurus
your vin number is basicly a tracking tool for the vehicle. if you are lookin to buy a new or used vehicle, this # when run against dmv data base will tell you if the ride has any outstanding leans on it, has had any major repairs(accidents) covered by insurance claim, or is stolen. it can tell you if there were any recalls also.
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You can check your Ford VIN number with any online VIN decoder, e.g